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From time to time every organization has to evaluate their purpose, mission and sustainability, Texas HERO is no exception.  


Texas HERO was originally formed in 2004 as a 501c6 Member Association, for the purpose of promoting the value of Home Energy Ratings in Texas. Over the years Texas HERO has worked hard to accomplish this goal and today we are happy to see the industry alive and strong in Texas.  


RESNET reported 45,365 HERS ratings in Texas in 2013, comparing this number to the 2013 US Census Bureau data of 79,000 single family new home building permits issued in Texas, over 57% of Texas new homes received a HERS rating. That is a remarkable number, considering most voluntary industries rarely see a 60% market share.

 

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SPEER Commission on Texas Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations Highlighted by Texas Energy Report

By SPEER 

 

The recommendations set a path forward to increase energy efficiency in Texas and were developed by a diverse group of 23 individuals, including former regulators and elected officials, and representatives of electric companies, non-profits, manufacturers, academic institutions, among others. The Texas Energy Report featured the recommendations in an article published this week.  Many of the members of the SPEER Commission  will be at the SPEER Summit April 13-14 in Dallas to discuss the recommendations which include increasing the availability of energy efficiency financing, aligning electric companies’ interests with increasing energy efficiency, maximizing efficiency in public buildings, improving energy performance of new homes and buildings, and better leveraging the smart grid to drive efficiency actions. The Commission also recommended the state use energy efficiency more as an air quality improvement strategy, and increase coordination amongst state agencies with a role in energy efficiency.  Read More


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